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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Darrelle Revis takes first comeback steps

By Pat Yasinskas


Cornerback Darrelle Revis made his unofficial debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

Revis, who is coming off knee surgery, took part in the first practice of training camp.

“He did drill work which was the plan, so it was 11 periods and then he did rehab," coach Greg Schiano told the media.

Schiano said the team will play Revis’ progression by ear.

“So much of it will be input from Darrelle, 'how does it feel?'" Schiano said.

Schiano said there will be various mileposts to gauge Revis’ progress throughout the preseason, and he’s unsure if Revis will appear in any of the preseason games.

“If it’s best for me to be healthy for Sept. 8, then that’s the game plan," Revis told the media. “That’s what it has to be."

Revis said he was pleased with what he was able to do.

“I felt fine," Revis said. "I think the biggest thing was just trying to dust the cobwebs off."

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn and guards Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph took part on a limited basis.